My Manifesto for COP26 and beyond(Oct21)

I’m delighted that Cop26 is getting a lot of attention.  I think it’s great [...]

My Green Life (May21)

When I was a baby my brother painted me green.. Perhaps a sign of [...]

Why is our MP not supporting the Dorset National Park? (May21)

Why hasn’t Chris Loder, Dorset MP, talked to the Dorset National Park supporters? Chris [...]

Too many boardrooms are climate incompetent (Feb21)

Very interested to see this FT article lamenting the lack of directors with expertise [...]

Getting beds (Sep19)

I received an email last week giving me some shocking information about the number [...]


My son, Monty, has worked out how we can save over £2,000 per annum [...]

Frightening floor paint may be greener than I thought…(Jul19)

I tried to order 10 litre pots, but was told that 5 litres would [...]

Positive Luxury Awards Feature about me (May19)

Here’s an interview I did for Positive Luxury Awards. Their tweet: As a newly [...]

I Love Bjarke Ingels (Dec17)

Not literally, of course – I’ve never met him!  But, I have seen a [...]

Speech disaster to Bathroom Manufacturers… (Oct16)

My speech went down the plug hole! I spent ages preparing my speech.  Had [...]

I’ve made friends with my heating controls (Mar13)

I’ve often been asked for top tips in greening your home.  One of my [...]

My LED Lighting Saga (Mar13)

Remember the joke about how many men are needed to change a light bulb. [...]

Biomimicry – sustainable solutions (Sept12)

I’m a great fan of Michael Pawlyn – from Exploration Architecture.  I love his [...]

Moved house – and have limited access to broadband (Jun12)

I’ve just moved house – just over the border from Somerset to Dorset.  Loads [...]

How efficient are energy efficiency schemes? (Jun12)

   I wrote this article in June 2012 but am only posting it on [...]

Eco-flat rented! (May12)

My eco-rented flat near Portobello Rd has been rented.  See FT article, I wrote [...]

FT Article written on Eco-renovating London flat (Apr12)

My article on eco-renovation was published in the House & Home section of the [...]

My eco-renovated flat is available for rent (Apr12)

Eco-renovated flat – Main room – Jan12   I bought my flat, near Portobello [...]

Writing for the Financial Times (Jun12)

I’ve started writing for FT House & Home. My first article, co-written with Fiona Harvey [...]

Eco-technologies at Home – Electric Green (Jun11)

This is a draft of article written for the FT – an edited edition [...]

Eco-scrutiny of my Eco-renovation

My London flat must be the most rigorously scrutinised property on the planet – [...]

Becoming a Superhome (Apr11)

I’m trying to make my flat a SuperHome – a network of exemplar, old dwellings which [...]

Eco-building expansion (Mar11)

When Ecobuild started 5 years ago less than 200 people attended. This year they [...]

Articles for the Financial Times (Mar11 & Jun11)

I’ve started writing for FT House & Home.  My first article, co-written with Fiona [...]

Western Gazette (Feb11)

I’ve written regular articles for the Western Gazette including ones covering:   Closing Shop [...]

Eco-Renovating London Flat (Jan11)

  I’ve started eco-renovating my London flat.  It’s been rented out since 1995 but [...]

Eco-renovation – starting with windows (Nov10)

I have a flat in London that’s been rented out for years. But I’ve [...]

Is the Green Deal a Good Deal? No! (Nov10)

This week I went to a Green Monday event, held in the offices of Merrill [...]

I need a new boiler (Oct10)

Our boots, shoes and tennis rackets were all wet. They were stored underneath the [...]

Down in the woods (Apr10)

Children at Mallinsons Woodland Workshop Shower made from living willow     Guy Mallinson [...]

Yarlington Housing (Mar10)

I was the key note speaker at the Yarlington Housing Annual meeting, held in [...]

How Green is Scarlet – Eco-hotel in Cornwall (Jan10)

My first impression of the building was horrendous. It was sitting on the cliff [...]

We need more Bedzeds (Nov09)

Bedzed – Beddington Zero Energy Design   William Steel, Generation Green Think Tank member [...]

Big Green Home Show (Oct09)

“I had to drop you a line to say ‘a huge thank-you’ to you [...]

Solar powered lighting is good (Oct09)

My outside light is great. It’s a solar powered security light, with a movement [...]

Plugs, insurance, credit crunch, beetles and lunch (Jan09)

  Last week was busy. I flew from meeting to meeting. Not literally I [...]

Energy Monitoring Gizmos (Jan08)

TRIED AND TESTED – ENERGY MONITORS Energy Monitors don’t directly save you energy – [...]

Eco developments on the map (Oct07)

The market town of Langport on the Somerset Levels has been getting some good [...]

What is a green building? (Jul07)

I’m not convinced that the Government’s goal of zero carbon buildings is a good [...]

Interior designers be damned (Jun07)

I stayed the night with friends in Holland Park. Only a year ago they [...]